Herman Khan's son-in-law was accused of interfering in the elections in the US

In the United States, new charges were brought against the case of Russia's interference in US elections. Lawyer Alex van der Zwaan, the son-in-law of Russian billionaire Herman Khan, was accused of lying about negotiations with former assistant to Trump Chief of Staff Rick Gates.
The connection between lawyer Alex van der Zwaan and billionaire Herman Khan is reported to CNBC and Business Insider. Khan ranks 11th in the ranking of the richest business opportunities in Russia for the Forbes version for 2017.

The charges were brought against the lawyer on February 16 at the federal court in Washington. According to the investigation, he lied about a conversation that concerned the preparation of a document for the trial of the Ukrainian politician, the leader of the Batkivshchyna Party, Yulia Tymoshenko. Prosecutors say that this conversation was conducted by Alex van der Zwaan with Rick Gates.

The accused also, according to prosecutors, did not talk about the conversation with an unnamed person connected with the government. He also deleted all related emails from his email.

Bloomberg calls Gates one of the key staff of Trump's headquarters and assistants to his former head, Paul Manafort, who was also previously accused of false testimony. Gates is also featured in the case about Russia's possible interference in US elections, he was charged in October last year. Since 2014, Manafort also appears in the case of lobbying the interests of Ukraine in the performance of a number of business transactions. October 30, he was detained.

Alex van der Zwaan, according to his page in the professional social network LinkedIn, is an employee of the London law firm Scudden. This company prepared a report for the Yanukovych government, designed to justify the trial of Yulia Tymoshenko's case. To the decision to involve in preparation of the report this company was involved the former head of staff of Trump Paul Manafort, writes Bloomberg.

On Friday, February 16, the United States charged 13 Russians in interfering in the presidential elections in November 2016. Among the people mentioned in the report of the US Justice Department, was St. Petersburg businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, who is called the "cook of Putin", and employees of the "troll factory", which is associated with Prigogine.


About the engagement of the oldest daughter of billionaire Herman Khan, 21-year-old Eva Khan and a graduate of the prestigious King's College Alex van der Zwaan, the Russian magazine Tatler reported in February 2017. Alex is an employee of the law firm Skadden in London.